Hello Goalies and Goalie Parents,
It has been a while since details of the Summer Camp were announced and the first session is quickly approaching so we are sending this information so everyone is informed and no one misses anything.
I. Dates and Times of the Camp
The camp sessions are Saturday mornings beginning May 31 and ending August 9. There will be no session July 5th in observation of Independence Day. The first ice session begins promptly at 8.00 a.m. and the second at 9.30 a.m.. Each on-ice session is 75 minutes long and there is an ice-make between sessions. Details of off-ice sessions are listed below in Section V.
II. Camp Location
All camp sessions will be held at the Ice Ranch. Address is 841 South Park Drive in Littleton. Ice Ranch phone number is 303.285.2110.
III. Goalie Groups
There are two groups for the camp, each based on birth year. They are split evenly based on camp attendees.
Group One Birth Years 1999-1996
Group Two Birth Years 1995-1992
Each Group will have a specific Jr. Instructor who will accompany the group to both on- and off-ice sessions.
IV. Group Information/Sessions
Each week Group One works on the ice first while Group Two begins with off-ice training.
With a 10-week camp, we expect many goalies to miss at least one session. Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the camp begins with date(s) you will be missing so the staff can plan sessions accordingly.
VI. Final Payment
To reserve a slot in the camp, a deposit was required in the amount of $300.00. The remaining balance ($335.00) is due before your goalie begins their first on-, or off-ice, session. We are sorry but there are no exceptions.
Balances can be submitted when goalie checks-in the morning of May 31st. If a goalie is going to miss the first week, please notify us by email at email@example.com and we will make arrangements.
Checks are to be made out to Rocky Mountain Elite Goaltending.
VII. Jerseys and Off-Ice Apparel
Goalies who did not participate in our camp last summer will receive a Rocky Mountain Elite Goaltending jersey. Goalies at our camp need to wear jersey given to them last summer. If the jersey cannot be found, please contact us before the camp begins. No goalie will be allowed on-ice without the jersey unless Rocky Mountain Elite Goaltending cannot provide the goalie with a jersey.
For off-ice training, Rocky Mountain Elite Goaltending will provide each goalie a workout shirt and short. Both must be worn by all goalies while participating in off-ice sessions. Please make sure to bring shoes appropriate for working out. Any goalie without appropriate shoes will not be able to participate in the workouts and will have points deducted from the Rbk Challenge.
VIII. Off-Ice Training Information
Rocky Mountain Elite Goaltending recently formed a partnership with Pro-Athletic Development (PAD) for all of our goalie-specific off-ice workouts. We are very pleased to offer our goalies the opportunity to learn from the Strength and Conditioning Coaches of the Colorado Avalanche.
Each off-ice session will last approximately 70 minutes and will concentrate solely on developing areas that will enhance each goalie’s on-ice performance.
Most off-ice sessions will take place on the second floor of the Ice Ranch in their workout area. There may be times where coaches take the goalies outside for workouts.
Sessions begin at 8.00 a.m. (Group 2) and 9.30 a.m. (Group 1). Goalies cannot be late to these sessions. If any goalie is late to any sessions, they will have one (1) point deducted from their Rbk Challenge points.
We advise each goalie have something to drink while participating in the off-ice sessions.
IX. Rbk Challenge
Each goalie will participate in the Rbk Challenge as part of the camp. As before, each week there will be an on-ice drill as well as goalie-specific trivia questions to earn points. The top three goalies in points for each group will earn new Rbk goalie gear. The top three prizes are-
A. Group One
1. First Place 6k Goalie Pads
2. Second Place 6k Catcher Blocker Set
3. Third Place 6k Premier Stick
B. Group Two
1. First Place 8k Goalie Pads
2. Second Place 7k Goalie Mask
3. Third Place 6k Premier Stick
Point System is as follows-
A. Point Accumulations
1. On-Ice Session Up to 10 Points
2. Trivia Up to 10 Points
3. Attendance 2 points each week attended
B. Point Deductions
1. Late to On-/Off-Ice Sessions 1 point
To prevent problems with delivery (i.e. email spam filters, incorrect addresses), weekly results will not be emailed but posted on our Elite Goaltending blog (elitegoaltending.wordpress.com).
Weekly Rbk Challenge Questions will be posted on the blog each week by Sunday evening. To submit answers please click on our email link (listed with the questions) and send the email when answering is completed. All goalies must submit their answers by 8.00 a.m. Saturday morning to earn up to 10 points. If any questions are submitted after 8.00 a.m., the highest possible point total for the week is 5.
Please note, Kevin’s son, Dillon, will be participating in the camp and Rbk Challenge but will not be eligible to win any of the prizes if he were to finish in the top three in his group.
X. Goalie’s Behavior/The Ice Ranch
Rocky Mountain Elite Goaltending is very pleased to offer our camp at The Ice Ranch and believe the facilities will be a perfect fit for our camp. Although we do not expect any problems, we do require all goalies treat the facility and its staff with full respect – particularly the locker rooms. If any goalie(s) is found to abuse the facility/staff in any manner, they will be sent home immediately and may be excused from the remainder of the camp. If excused, there will be no refunds issued by Rocky Mountain Elite Goaltending and goalie will be held liable for any property damages to the rink.
XI. Elite Goaltending Blog
All camp announcements, Rbk Challenge Questions and Weekly Recaps will be posted on our blog (elitegoaltending.wordpress.com). Throughout the camp, we advise all goalies to read blog entries as trivia questions may be based on content.
XII. Contact Information
Please feel free to contact either Brian or Kevin with any questions throughout the camp. Please note, we will not discuss Rbk Challenge results.
Kevin Whalen Brian TenEyck
Thank you – we look forward to working with each goalie this summer.